UWF’s 2020 fall commencement ceremony to be held virtually

From staff reports  |  Pensacola News Journal The Florida Board of Governors has announced all State University System of Florida institutions will postpone fall commencement ceremonies due to COVID-19 concerns.  As a result, the University of West Florida’s in-person fall 2020 ceremony scheduled for Dec. 12 will be held virtually.  UWF invites all friends, family and faculty members toContinue reading “UWF’s 2020 fall commencement ceremony to be held virtually”

Mercy Chefs serve more than 25,000 meals to Pensacola in less than a week

Melissa Brown   | Pensacola News Journal Mashed potatoes with butter, cheese and a lot of love.  That’s what Mercy Chefs’ Molly MacDonald thinks many people need after a natural disaster like Hurricane Sally.  And that is what Mercy Chefs have given to Pensacola residents, through more than 25,000 individual meals prepared and handed out sinceContinue reading “Mercy Chefs serve more than 25,000 meals to Pensacola in less than a week”

Escambia County opens family CARES Act grant applications Friday. Who can apply:

Jim Little   | Pensacola News Journal An earlier version of this story had the incorrect number for the total amount of funding for the family grant program. After a week’s delay, Escambia County residents who earn less than $45,000 a year will be able to apply for $2,000 grants starting Friday if the COVID-19 pandemic hasContinue reading “Escambia County opens family CARES Act grant applications Friday. Who can apply:”

Pensacola mask ordinance remains; council unanimously rejects mayor’s repeal proposal

Jim Little   | Pensacola News Journal Wearing a mask in public indoor spaces is still required in the city of Pensacola after the City Council on Thursday unanimously rejected Mayor Grover Robinson’s proposal to end the mask mandate. Robinson put forward a proposal to repeal an emergency ordinance that mandated wearing a mask in public indoorContinue reading “Pensacola mask ordinance remains; council unanimously rejects mayor’s repeal proposal”

Santa Rosa County seeking additional money for disaster relief from FEMA

Colin Warren-Hicks   | Pensacola News Journal Show Caption Hide Caption Hurricane Sally in Pensacola: Tour damage drone tour In drone footage courtesy of Sam Perry, the extent of damage done to locations done in and around Pensacola can be seen from the air. Despite President Donald Trump’s declaration that a major disaster exists in FloridaContinue reading “Santa Rosa County seeking additional money for disaster relief from FEMA”

3 Skanska barges still stuck under Pensacola Bay Bridge, repair timeline unknown

Kevin Robinson   | Pensacola News Journal At least seven spans of the Pensacola Bay Bridge will have to be partially or fully replaced due to damage from loose Skanska barges, but as of yet there is no timeline for the repairs, according to the Florida Department of Transportation. Several barges owned by Skanska USA, the contractorContinue reading “3 Skanska barges still stuck under Pensacola Bay Bridge, repair timeline unknown”

Blue Angels announce Friday flyover to uplift community after Hurricane Sally

Jake Newby   | Pensacola News Journal The U.S. Navy Blue Angels announced that the team will conduct a flyover throughout Pensacola on Friday to pay tribute to the resiliency of the community in the aftermath of Hurricane Sally.  The flyover is scheduled for at 8 a.m. Friday.  “I am very appreciative of the Blue AngelsContinue reading “Blue Angels announce Friday flyover to uplift community after Hurricane Sally”

Ferry service planned for ‘period of months, if not a year’ as Pensacola Bay Bridge is out

Melissa Brown  |  Pensacola News Journal Show Caption Hide Caption Hurricane Sally in Pensacola: Tour damage drone tour In drone footage courtesy of Sam Perry, the extent of damage done to locations done in and around Pensacola can be seen from the air. A Gulf Breeze official on Wednesday said area cities are planning forContinue reading “Ferry service planned for ‘period of months, if not a year’ as Pensacola Bay Bridge is out”

‘Increased tornado threat’ across Escambia, Santa Rosa counties remains Thursday morning

Pensacola News Journal  |  Pensacola News Journal The National Weather Service is warning Escambia and Santa Rosa residents of increased tornado threats over the next several hours. A tornado warning was issued for west central Santa Rosa County and north-central Escambia County, which expired at 9:45 a.m. Thursday. A severe thunderstorm capable of producing aContinue reading “‘Increased tornado threat’ across Escambia, Santa Rosa counties remains Thursday morning”